Derek Murray of ForeGolf, Naas, Co Kildare has been named 2010 World Clubmaker of the Year by the Golf Clubmakers Association, the first time the award has left the USA since it began 20 years ago.
The GCA (Golf Clubmakers Association), based in Austin, Texas, USA and founded by Golfsmith in 1980 is the oldest association devoted exclusively to the craft of custom fitting and clubmaking.
From over 6,000 members, a panel consisting of several GCA officials and other
golf clubmaking experts select winners from each state (U.S.), province (Canada) and around the world . They then choose the applicant who merits the prestigious title of World Clubmaker of the Year.
“The GCA Clubmaker of the Year award acknowledges the best clubmaker in the business and is one of the clubmaking industry’s highest honors,” said Golfsmith USA Proprietary Vice President David Lowe, who served on the panel of judges. “This award recognizes Mr. Murray’s ability, integrity and professionalism.”
“Although I have seen many good clubmakers graduate”, said Neil Cooke, Technical Director of Golfsmith UK “it is only rarely that you see someone with the drive, ambition, skill, determination and foresight to really stamp their presence on the world of custom golf clubs”
ForeGolf is nestled between Naas and Newbridge Co Kildare; just twenty minutes from Dublin’s M50 with The PGA National, The K Club and Carton House golf courses on our doorstep.
Derek Murray brought custom fitting to Ireland and developed it for the every day golfer from his time working on the European Tour. Started in 1997, a small but perfectly formed company, he now stands shoulder to shoulder with his father Don Murray and Dave Williams. Their knowledge and expert club building makes custom fitting by ForeGolf a fast and successful way to make better golfers.